W.Mengelberg - Limited edition large Queen Wilhelmina plaque 1891 - Gypsum and Wood

Description
W.Mengelberg - Limited edition large Queen Wilhelmina plaque 1891 - Gypsum and Wood
Netherlands - 1891

A Plaster Medallion measuring: Diameter; 44 cm and approx. Thickness: 4 cm. The Oak frame measures: 76 cm x 76 cm x 8 cm. Weight: approx. 7 kg. Has a finely defined depiction of Wilhelmina on horseback surrounded with gothic text. Signed on the reverse with W. Mengelberg 1891 9/12 (9th copy of 12 pieces). Oak wood bevelled frame lined with red velvet. The eyelet also allows the frame to be hung. Minor damage to the eyelet and the rim has scratches due to usage.

Mengelberg started his training in Cologne at the Mengelbergsche Zeichenschule founded by his grandfather and sculptor Christoph Stephann. After his education, he opened his studio. After having made a name for amongst others, the bronze doors of the Cologne Cathedral - he left the studio to his brother and subsequently settled in Aachen. Thanks to the mediation of a curate, he was commissioned in 1869 to build the episcopal seat of the Bishop of Utrecht. As a result of the interest in the neo-Gothic style in the Netherlands, he settled in Utrecht in 1872 and created the interior of the Catharina Cathedral and the Willibrordus church. Mengelberg worked closely with Cuypers and in particular with Alfred Tepe. The Mengelberg house at the Maliebaan was also designed by Tepe. Like him, Mengelberg was also a member of the St.Bernulphus Guild that promoted building of Roman-Catholic churches in neo-Gothic style. In addition, Mengelberg was active as a creator of 'worldly' visual art. The Viennese composer and conductor Strauss belonged to the large number of their customers.

Lot details
Object
Limited edition large Queen Wilhelmina plaque 1891
Material
Gypsum and Wood
Designer/ Artist
W.Mengelberg
Estimated Period
1891
Country of Origin
Netherlands
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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